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PF Changs Knockoff Lettuce Wraps


PF Changs Knockoff Lettuce Wraps –  perfectly seasoned chicken that tastes just like the original! 

PF Changs Knockoff Lettuce Wraps -  perfectly seasoned chicken that tastes just like the original! 

I don’t usually attempt  restaurant knockoffs. I have tried a few and was so disappointed with the results.  I would get the recipe for this or that dish and be all excited to try it at home.  Then crushing failure.  Some of my results were so bad I ended up throwing it all away.  I could have actually went to the restaurant for the cost of the food I wasted.  So I was skeptical when I decided  to do PF Changs Knockoff Lettuce Wraps.  But I love this dish so much that I was willing to try.

Speaking of loving Chinese Chicken, try my Easy Make Ahead Chinese Chicken that’s sized for making freezer meals!

Reasons to love this PF Changs Knockoff Lettuce Wraps recipe:

  • The dish is packed with amazing flavors and lean protein
  • It is perfect for busy weeknights and also for entertaining guests
  • Economical – pound for pound, chicken is a cheap source of low-fat, protein-rich meat
  • It is easy to make and ready to eat in about 25 minutes!
  • Family-friendly – kid tested!

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INGREDIENTS TO MAKE PF CHANGS KNOCKOFF LETTUCE WRAPS

  • Ground Chicken
  • Onion
  • Sesame Oil – a must have for Asian home cooking!
  • Minced Garlic – stash in the fridge so you always have garlic for your recipes!
  • Soy Sauce – keep on hand to add flavor to fried rice, sauces and more.
  • Hoisin Sauce – use in marinades, roasts and stir-fry.
  • Ginger
  • Rice Vinegar – unseasoned to use in marinades, dressings and sauces.
  • Sriracha
PF Changs Knockoff Lettuce Wrap

In a medium skillet, over medium heat, warm up 1 tablespoon sesame oil.  Add the chicken and the onion and cook until cooked thru. The onion will become translucent.  Break up any chunks of chicken  as it cooks, it should resemble ground beef.

In a measuring cup, mix together garlic, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, fresh ginger, rice vinegar and sriracha sauce.  Add to the skillet with the chicken. Stir until the chicken and onions are coated.  Remove from heat. Stir in 2 teaspoons of sesame oil.   Salt to taste. Set aside.

PF Changs Knockoff Lettuce Wrap

In a small bowl, mix the Ponzu with the Thai Chili Sauce. Set aside. Separate leaves of lettuce. Serve the chicken mixture in a lettuce leaf and top with shaved carrots, green onions or peanut as desired. Spoon on sauce as desired, roll up lettuce leaf and enjoy.

PF Chang's Knockoff Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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PF Changs Knockoff Lettuce Wraps

PF Changs Knockoff Lettuce Wraps –  perfectly seasoned chicken that tastes just like the original! 
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 223kcal

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sriracha sauce
  • 8 ounce water chestnuts, minced
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 head Little Gem lettuce
  • 3 tbsp Ponzu, citrus flavored soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp Thai Chili Sauce

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Wash, dry and separate leaves of lettuce. Set aside.
  • In a medium skillet, over medium heat, warm up 1 tablespoon sesame oil.  Add the chicken and the onion and cook until cooked thru, about 5 – 7 minutes. The onion will become translucent.  Break up any chunks of chicken as it browns.
  • In a measuring cup, whisk together garlic, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, fresh ginger, rice vinegar and sriracha sauce.  Pour into the skillet with the chicken. Add the water chestnuts. Stir until the chicken, onions and water chestnuts are coated and the sauce starts to thicken, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in 2 teaspoons of sesame oil. Salt to taste.
  • In a small bowl, mix the Ponzu with the Thai Chili Sauce.
  • Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the chicken mixture into a lettuce leaf, and top with sauce. Fold the lettuce over like a taco to eat.

NOTES

Update: I prefer to use Little Gem lettuce for this recipe. It is a mild lettuce with leaves that are much smaller and more delicate than iceberg.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Nutrition Facts
PF Changs Knockoff Lettuce Wraps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 223 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 715mg31%
Potassium 506mg14%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 Comments

  1. Thank you Miz Helen…I hope you enjoy those lettuce wraps as much as I do! Thanks for the comments and have a wonderful week!

  2. I just love these Lettuce Wraps and can’t wait to make them. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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